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Town of Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove
Museum

Located in the town hall, the Museum celebrates the history of the three communities which were amalgamated and incorporated in 1986. Irish immigrants began to settle in the area from the Counties of Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford and Cork in the early nineteenth century, taking advantage of its location to the inshore fishing grounds and the land’s suitability for agricultural development.

Exhibits at the museum showcase the community’s military history in an exhibit dedicated to local men and women who served in both World Wars. Domestic artifacts such as dishware, spinning wheel, scrubbing board and wash tube are displayed in the lifestyle area. The community church lifestyle is also featured, complete with a variety of sick call sets, candles, and pictures of former parish priests who served in the community. In addition, fishing and agricultural tools and implements relating to the community’s occupational history are also displayed.

Exhibits at the museum also highlight the laying of a trans-Atlantic cable at Middle Cove Beach in 1953 and the Royal St. John’s Regatta record of 9:13, set by the Outer Cove crew of 1901. This crew was later inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. Also housed at the museum are archives which contains documents and photos of local genealogies, and past community scenes.

Museum LBMCOC

The Logy Bay - Middle Cove - Outer Cove Heritage Committee was formed in October 1995, with the goal of preserving and promoting our Town's rich history through the establishment of a museum. The Museum is divided into theme areas representing different aspects of the community's heritage: Fishing, Agriculture, Lifestyles, Church, School, Military, Sports and Oil and Gas

Fishing Theme - a collection of local photos, fishing net displays and various fishing and sealing artifacts

LBMCOC Museum Fishery

 

Agriculture Theme - photos, tools and items representing early farming activity

 

Lifestyles Theme - re-creation of a traditional kitchen containing artifacts from everyday life. also includes artifacts and pictures reflecting the importance of the church and religion in daily life.

Museum Lifestyles
Museum Lifestyles \

 

Church

 

School

 

Military Theme - a tribute to those of our community who served in any armed conflict

Museum Military

 

Sports Theme - highlights, through photos and artifacts, our strong rowing heritage from the famous Outer Cove crew that rowed in the time of 9:13 in 1901 to present day rowers

Museum Sports

Come and enjoy a unique look into our proud and colorful past. Our Museum is also home of our comunity library. We look forward to seeing you at the Museum.

LBMCOC Library

If you can help the Heritage Committee with artifacts that you would like to donate to the Museum please call 709 726-5272. The Museum is a vital part of the Community and with your help it will enable the visitors to experience our proud and colorful past; our youth to obtain proof of their history; and our seniors to have a place to meet in order to reminisce about the good old days.

Open:
June 1st to August 31st, 2012
Monday to Friday, 8:30-4:20
Please check with Museum Staff at 709-726-5272 to request visits for off-hours.
 

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Contact Information:
Town hall, 744 Logy Bay Road
Logy Bay, NF,  A1K 3B5
Adriane VanSeggelen, tel: 709-726-5272

 

 


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